The Best Cities for Low Carbon Emissions Aren’t the Tallest

By Linda Poon, Bloomberg City Labs, August 25, 2021

...But a new study suggests that while density is indeed necessary to limit the greenhouse gas emissions of a growing population, height is not. In fact, a densely packed city of low-rises — think central Paris, where buildings typically stay below 10 stories — may be the best kind of urban environment for curbing carbon, even if they use more land than a high-rise-filled one that accommodates the same number of people, according to the researchers. 

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